Jeffrey A. Rossmann

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The gingiva and associated soft tissues of the periodontium may be enlarged in response to various interactions between the host and the environment. Although such enlargement usually represents an inflammatory response to bacterial plaque (91), increased susceptibility as a result of systemic factors or conditions should always be considered during the(More)
A study was undertaken to determine the presence of cotinine, a metabolite of nicotine, in the saliva and gingival crevicular fluid of smokers with periodontal disease. Saliva and crevicular fluid samples were obtained from 16 habitual cigarette smokers and analyzed by High Performance Liquid Chromatography (HPLC) for the presence of cotinine. Thirteen(More)
The objective of this study was to compare and contrast the morphologic changes in tooth root surfaces treated in vitro by scaling and root planing followed by irradiation with the Er:YAG laser using air/water surface cooling and the CO2 and Nd:YAG lasers, both with and without surface coolant. The experimental unit consisted of 42 freshly extracted teeth(More)
BACKGROUND Gingival recession remains an important problem in dental esthetics. A new dermal matrix material has been introduced, but its effectiveness has not been studied and compared to current dermal matrix material. The aim of this study is to compare the healing associated with a coronally advanced flap for root coverage in areas of localized tissue(More)
BACKGROUND The objective of this case series is to compare root defect coverage results and healing responses of bilateral recession defects treated with acellular dermal matrix (ADM) with and without recombinant human platelet-derived growth factor (rhPDGF). METHODS Seventeen patients with 40 bilateral gingival recession defects were compared. Each(More)
The numbers of patients using medications that induce gingival overgrowth are expanding rapidly. The tremendous increase in the number of organ transplants being performed, each requiring treatment with the immunosuppressive drug of choice, cyclosporine, has created a new dilemma in management of the gingival tissues. Additionally, cyclosporine-induced(More)
SUMMARY OBJECTIVE To evaluate the biological response of alveolar bone surrounding maxillary second premolars to flapless alveolar decortication and moderate, continuous forces in a buccal direction. MATERIALS AND METHODS Using a randomized split-mouth experimental design, unilateral alveolar decortication was performed with a piezosurgery unit around the(More)
Obtaining a connective tissue attachment to the root surface following a mucoperiosteal flap surgery has been a goal of periodontal therapy for a long time. The objective of this study was to examine whether controlled de-epithelialization with the CO2 laser would retard the apical migration of the epithelium and thereby increase the amount of connective(More)